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Buy French Wine for your Valentine! Friday Tasting @ il Vino Torchio!

Posted on February 7, 2018

Join us this Friday we will have open four lovely French wines in preparation for Valentine’s Day:

A sparkling Crémant de Limoux rosé from Languedoc-Roussillon
A Pinot Noir red from Burgundy
A Petit Chablis white also from Burgundy
A Minervois red blend from Languedoc-Roussillon
Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00pm

See below for full wine information:

Antonin Rodet, Bourgogne Pinot Noir (2014)

Grape: Pinot Noir Geography: Burgundy, France Appellation: Bourgogne
House Antonin Rodet has been rhyming with Mercurey since 1875, the year of the founding of the House, by Antoine Rodet, known as Antonin. His father, Francois was a grocer in Chalon-sur-Saone and a clever businessman and quickly added the trade of wine-broker to his various activities. Chalon-sur-Saone at this time was an important hub in the wine trade. The town, in the 19th Century, with the arrival of the railway and important river traffic, experienced an important economic boom. The young Antoine thus learned about business dealings at a young age. However, it was his marriage to Marie-Francoise Adenot, the daughter of a farming family based close to Mercurey which triggered the foundation of the future wine-merchant Antonin Rodet because the young woman’s inheritance provided Antoine with considerable land, which gave a framework to his new company.  Antoine did not hesitate to invest in the vineyard, despite the phylloxera epidemic. Upon the death of Antoine, his son Antonin then aged 25, succeeded him at the head of the family business. At the time, Maison Antonin Rodet was a flourishing wine-merchant in full expansion. A businesss traveller since he was 16 years old, Antonin possessed experience of groundwork which he put to good use in bringing Maison Antonin Rodet into international markets.

 WINE ESTATE
Antonin Rodet offers wines for which the authenticity and quality are guaranteed by the passion and
know-how of the winegrowers, winemakers and cellar masters who elaborate them.
involved at the source with the winegrowers, chance has little place when it comes to selection.

 GRAPE VARIETY
Grape Variety : 100% Pinot Noir

 VINIFICATION
The grapes are hand harvested and totally de-stemmed. The vatting lasts 10/12 days in temperature controlled opened tanks. The cap is punched down twice a day during the alcoholic fermentation.
The malolactic fermentation is completed at 100%. The wine is then matured 100% in stainless steel vats,
and then bottled in traditional Burgundy bottles.

 FOOD PAIRING
Enjoy ideally at 13-14°C with :
Grilled red meats
Roasted poultry
Red meats
Fine and dry cheeses

 TASTING NOTES
Visual : Beautiful garnet red with coppery tints.
Nose : Dominated by aromas of red fruits and sweet spices, evolving to floral notes (violet).
Palate : Tender and soft with flavours of tobacco, spices and fruits. The tannins are supple and silky-textured.

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Domaine Alain Geoffroy, Petit Chablis (2016)

Grape: Chardonnay Geography: Burgundy, France Appellation: Petit Chablis

The domaine is a 50 hectares family estate established in1850, producing Chablis wines in the traditional manner with particular regard for the Kimmeridgian soil and terroir of each wine. Alain Geoffroy’s knowledge has been handed down from 5 generations.

Notes

Golden yellow, pale green in colour. Bright, luminous and limpid.

The nose is young and fresh and you are transported by its vivacity in a whirlwind of fine, fruity, floral scents.

Taste is lively, pleasant and fruity. We discover lemoney, citronella flavours on a fine, minerally background. The finish is most agreable and leaves the mouth fresh and perfumed.

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Domaine de Chamans, Minervois Hegarty Chamans No 2 Le Matels (2011)

Grapes: Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France Appellation: Minervois

Grapes: Grenache 70%, Mourvedre 20% and Cinsault 10%. Grenache and Cinsault are assembled and bred for 12 months in lightning while the Mourvedre is high, small yields, biodynamic, Minervois huge signed Hegarty

This wine is Jessica Servet who should sign it. Jessica, she does everything on the estate: She is in the vineyard and cellar, she is with sheep and lambs, she takes care of bees, she is also in charge of lavender, oaks, the park of 45 hectares of nature, greenery around the vineyards. And she is happy Jessica, she is cheerful, alive, she is fishing, she is serene dynamism. This wine looks a bit like I think. It is powerful and fine, it mixes spices and red fruits, it is fine, racy and elegant.

Winemaker’s Notes: Intense red color with hints of crimson and a nose of ripe strawberries and spices. On the palate, this wine is still underpinned by powerful minerality and the finesse of it’s tannins, finishing with pepper and red fruits.

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Antech, Crémant de Limoux Rosé Émotion (2014)

Grapes: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Mauzac, and Pinot Noir Geography: Languedoc-Roussillon, France Appellation: Crémant de Limoux
Fifth generation winemakers, Roger and Georges Antech, inherited the ancient craft of making Blanquette, the original French bubbly that pre-dates Dom Pérignon’s “discovery” of Champagne by over 150 years. The family’s property lies on gentle slopes that bask in the Mediterranean sunlight. Old vines, yields < 50Hl/ha, and sustainable agricultural methods for this outstanding sparkling wine.

WINE ESTATE
Fifth generation winemakers, Roger and Georges Antech, inherited the ancient craft of making Blanquette, the original French bubbly that pre-dates Dom Prignons discovery of Champagne by over 150 years. The familys property lies on gentle slopes that bask in the Mediterranean sunlight. Old vines, yields < 50Hl/ha, and sustainable agricultural methods for this outstanding sparkling wine.

SOIL
Limestone and gravel, with shallow subsoil to better stress the vines.

GRAPE VARIETY
70% Chardonnay18% Chenin 10% Mauzac2% Pinot noir

VINIFICATION
Sustainable agriculture, Hand-harvested grapes-Traditional mthode champenoise, 2nd fermentation in bottle-Aged on the lees for a minimum of 15 months before disgorgement

FOOD PAIRING
Aperitifs and desserts

TASTING NOTES
Shiny pink color, red fruit and spring flowers nose.Elegant and refreshing fruits in mouth, to be paired with your aperitifs and desserts.

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Italian Organic and Natural Wine Tasting @ il Vino Torchio!

Posted on February 2, 2018

Discover 4 Fantastic Wines from Italy!

We will have open a bunch of really unique Natural and Organic wines,

A white Timorasso grape from Piedmont

A red Barbera grape from Piedmont

A red Sangiovese blend from Tuscany

A red blend Valpolicella from Veneto

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00pm

See below for full wine information:

Cascina I Carpini, Rugiada del Mattino Timorasso (2015)

Grape: Timorasso Geography: Piedmont, Italy Appellation: Colli TortonesiFeatures: Organic, Vegan

Based in the Piedmontese Tortona Hills, Cascina I Carpini focuses on producing wines using indigenous grapes. The winery takes a natural approach to their production. They studied their land carefully before executing a plan of planting grapes in the ideal soil conditions, they practice organic viticulture, with only native ferments without any additions. They bottle without filtration and minimal use of sulfur. The resulting wines are aged in the bottle until ready for release.

A blend of Timorasso, Cortese, and Favorita grown on fossilized limestone soils. Selected clusters are late picked by hand, destemmed, and fermented in small stainless steel tanks with natural yeast, and with no additions. The wine is bottled at 13% unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur added, and aged until the winery feels it is ready for release. “Natural”.

Notes
“Rugiada del Mattino” is a fresh and mineral Timorasso, of good aromatic complexity, obtained from grapes of a single vineyard at 380 meters above sea level. Enveloping aromas of yellow fruit, flowers and honey invite to a soft and balanced sip, rich freshness and flavor. Wine from Agriculture and Traditional Wine Making

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Cascina I Carpini, Colli Tortonesi Barbera Sette Zolle (2010)

Grape: Barbera Geography: Piedmont, Italy Appellation: Colli TortonesiFeatures: Organic, Vegan

Based in the Piedmontese Tortona Hills.
The Tortona hills have a splendid and varied landscape.
The view extends between cultivated fields and soft hills cultivated with vineyards and orchards, is refreshed in oak and chestnut woods, contemplates from the steep peaks the marvelous panorama from Monviso to the Ligurian Sea.

Located at the center of four different regions: Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia Romagna and Liguria, the Tortona Hills are historically a crossroads of great commercial traffic and mutual influence between different regions and cultures.

Viticulture is a centuries-old treasure of this territory and enhances its beautiful landscape.

A blend of Barbera, Cabernet, and Croatina grown on fossilized limestone soils. Selected clusters are late picked by hand, and fermented in small stainless steel tanks with natural yeast, and with no additions. The wine is bottled at 13.5% unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulfur added, and aged until the winery feels it is ready for release. “Natural”.

Notes
This is an 85% Barbera, accompanied by Cabernet and Croatina; it is only aged in steel and bottle, without the passage in wood. After two years of abundance, I was amazed by the freshness and the pleasantness of the scents. Drink really very, very interesting.
The color is bright ruby, with some violet reflections, an element that suggests a still very young wine. The nose is direct, with cherry in the foreground and to follow light memories of licorice and a bit of pepper. All perfumes clean, clear, intense and decisive

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Podere 414, Morellino di Scansano (2014)

Grapes: Sangiovese, Ciliegiolo, Colorino, and Alicante Geography: Tuscany, Italy Appellation: Morellino di Scansano Features: Organic
Poderi 414 consists of 49 hectares, with 22 planted with vines. Simone Castelli is the winemaker and proprietor. 414 is the number associated with the plot of land during the land reform in the 60’s by the historical “Ente Maremma.
Manual harvesting of all grapes. The 22 hectares are farmed organically and certified by ICEA. All vineyards are bred with the criterion of high plant density (about 6500 strains per hectare), the prevailing form of cultivation being the double Guyot with some saplings. Grapes: 85% Sangiovese, 15% other complementary grapes (Ciliegiolo, Colorino, Alicante, Sirah).
Vinification: with traditional methodology, in modern concrete tanks and tinelli small tapered trunks of small size, native yeasts (pied de cuve), prolonged maceration times on the skins (15-20 days) at temperatures of 27-29 ° C. No fining or filtration. Minimal added sulfur.

Notes
Morellino di Scansano of Podere 414 is a full-bodied wine, vigorous, in which the scents of the land of the horses are tamed by the skilful use of the barrel, which softens them without losing its vitality, and transforms them into immersive notes of spices. A beautiful and intense red wine, that is able to evoke the Mediterranean summers, and which can become the perfect companion for a delicious Tuscan dinner.

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Villa San Carlo, Valpolicella (2015)

Grapes: Corvina, Corvinone, and Rondinella Geography: Veneto, Italy Appellation: Valpolicella Features: Organic
Villa San Carlo is situated east of the city of Verona, on a Western facing hillside of the ancient village of Montorio. Gianni “Babbo” Pavesi farms 70 hectares with 1/3 planted to vines. The terraced vineyards are at altitudes that start from 100 meters and rise to 270 meters above sea level. The property is planted with olive groves and is surrounded by woodlands, creating superb biodiversity. They take a traditional and natural approach to vinification. The grapes are hand harvested at optimal ripeness and air dried on special racks in their drying chambers. Now they use all of that magnificent fruit to make their own wines.  This is a family run estate that continues to be one of the fruit sources for Dal Forno. Their inaugural vintage was 2009.

Notes

Brilliant ruby red in colour. Captivating aroma, with notes of prune, pomegranate and fruits of the forest, and a hint of spicy black pepper. Dynamic and full-bodied on the palate, with a freshly toasted and perfectly smooth aftertaste. Recommend serving at a temperature of 16°-17° is a special accompaniment to grilled or roasted meats or fresh cheese.

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French and USA Wine Tasting @ il Vino Torchio!

Posted on January 26, 2018

Come to enjoy our Friday tasting!

We will have open a Loire Valley white from France, an Oregon Pinot Noir and two different versions of Cote Rhone red blend: a California take, and  of course  a  French version

Tasting Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm

See below for full wine information:

Les Deux Moulins, Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Sauvignon Blanc (2016)

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Geography: Loire Valley, France
Appellation: Val de Loire
Paris Wine Company founder Joshua Adler uses his intimate knowledge of French wine regions and connections with producers to create custom bottlings. The project mission is to find good wines at good prices with good labels. The Deux Moulins wines come from traditional grapes of the Loire Valley. The White is 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
The fruit that goes into the Deux Moulins blend comes from gravel and schist vineyards located between Anjou and Tours. Vinified at cold temperatures in stainless steel tanks to emphasize the fruit-forward nature of the wine. Crisp, light, and juicy.
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Grochau Cellars, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvée (2016)

Grape: Pinot Noir
Geography: Oregon, United States
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Features: Sustainable
Grochau Cellars was founded in 2002 with the goal of producing wines true to their terroir with minimal intervention and manipulation of winemaking technique. Grochau Cellars is the project of John Grochau and his wife Kerri. After more than 13 years working as a sommelier in Portland, John made the leap into winemaking, first at Oregon pioneer Erath and then as Doug Tunnel’s assistant at the esteemed Brick House Wines for four years.
With vineyard selection, Grochau seeks out vineyards dedicated to non-interventionist farming techniques (organic when feasible, sustainably focused, environmentally sensitive) and work closely with the growers so that their fruit sources can become the wines Grochau strives to make. In the cellar the philosophy is pretty simple. As John says “Don’t screw it up. Resist the urge to do too much.” Modern winemakers have such an array of options available to them it’s staggering. Micro-oxygenation. Wine concentrators. Enzyme addition. Not to mention the temptation so many indulge to beat an otherwise fine wine over the head with a battery of new oak. Grochau eschews all this. Minimal handling, native yeast fermentation, no enzyme additions, minimal use of new oak: these are the hallmarks of their wines. Honest, accurate, true to their roots and to the wonderful subtleties of vintage variation.
Sustainable. Sourced from 8 different Willamette Valley vineyards, all farmed organically or sustainably, with an emphasis on the more floral, delicate side of Pinot Noir. Hand-picked, sorted, and de-stemmed and placed in stainless steel for a 4 day cold soak. Native yeast fermentation with no additions. Aged for 7.5 months on its lees in 90% used French oak and 10% stainless steel and then racked directly to tank just prior to bottling.
TASTING NOTES: A nose of kirsch, bing cherry and notes of lavender and violet. Bright and juicy on the palate with tart cherry, cola, baking spices and earth. Lingering finish with good acidity.

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Le P’tit Paysan, Le P’tit Pape (2015)

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Counoise
Geography: California, United States
Features: Sustainable
Le P’tit Paysan is a small producer focused on showcasing the quality and diversity of the wines that Monterey and the nearby AVAs can create. Ian Brand is the owner and winemaker. Brand was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in 2013, who said about him, “After moving from Utah to California to pursue surfing, Brand found his real calling at Bonny Doon in Santa Cruz, where he was assistant winemaker from 2004– 2007. He has also been winemaker for Nicholson and Pierce Vine- yards and consults for various clients in the region. Innovative, experimental and eager to push the envelope in the Salinas Valley and beyond, Brand is known for his progressive approaches to plantings, commitment to organic farming and tireless promotion of Monterey as the next region to watch in California.” Brand says on the impetus for the Le P’tit Paysan wines, “We did not set out to make these wines. We discovered great vineyards at the edge of sensible farming and decided to bring them to light. The farther we looked, the more we found – remote, challenging vineyards, with hard depleted soils, and intense sunlight tempered only by the coastal breeze. Vineyards capable of producing only the most idiosyncratic wines. Their goal as winemakers is to lightly polish the roughest edges and leave the idiosyncrasy intact. It is here in the back country, filled with individual character, where Le P’tit Paysan comes to life.” In their growing sites Brand looks for shallow, rocky soils, good site selection and proper varietal match with the soil and climate. The often overlooked greater Monterey Bay Area has a plethora of underappreciated, rocky vineyards, many of which contain a high proportion of limestone.
Sustainable. 62% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre, 3% Counoise, 2% Cinsault. Sourced from five vineyard sites in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Clara counties, with soils based on granite and limestone substrates. Picked at moderate sugars, fermented in several lots ranging from 0-50% whole cluster. Aged in predominantly neutral, and a handful of once and twice used, barrels and puncheons for 11 months.
The Le P’tit Pape is Brand’s ode to the Rhone, and by golly, he’s done quite a job. This wine, while ripe and rich with black fruit has the complexity of smoke, spice, and violets. We think these wines are really going to take off, so grab it before it gets too hot!
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Jean-François Gras, Jean-François Gras Côtes du Rhône (2016)

Grapes: Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre
Geography: Rhône Valley, France
Appellation: Côtes du Rhône
Features: Organic

Jean Francois Gras, produced by Domaine Saint François Xavier, was created in the early 20th century by François Xavier Lambert in Gigondas at the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Today, the domaine is run by the Gras family, and it is only recently that Jean-François and Christian Gras decided to bottle their own wines. The 28 hectares of vines are planted to 70% Grenache Noir, 15% Syrah, and 15% Mourvedre on the typical red alluvial clay that gives depth and richness to the wines of the area. Grapes are grown organically and vinification is traditional.

Organic. 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre/Cinsault. Produced from vineyards in the communes of Violes and Sablet, close to Gigondas. Soils are old stony red clay alluvium. Old vines (40 years on average) with very low yields (36hl/ha). Traditional, slow fermentation and aging for 8 months in concrete tanks.

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South African Wine Tasting @ il Vino Torchio!

Posted on January 19, 2018

Discover South Africa Wines!

We will have open 3 representative wines from SA,

A white Chenin Blanc grape from Swartland region

A red Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellenbosch region

A red Pinotage grape + blend from Stellenbosch region

Tasting Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm

See below full wine information:

Terre Brûlée, Swartland Le Blanc (2016)

Grape: Chenin Blanc
Geography: Western Cape, South Africa
Appellation: Swartland
Vincent Carême of Domaine Vincent Carême in the Loire Valley, brings his expertise and techniques from France to Swartland in this flagship bottling of which 2014 marks the second vintage. Vincent is passionate about Chenin Blanc, making several styles of the varietal, and he firmly believes that the quality of the wine is determined in the vineyard. He’s found his spiritual home in South Africa and is excited about the promise of Chenin Blanc here and all that it can do. The grapes for Terre Brûlée stem from two blocks called Jacklesfontein (meaning fox fountain) in Swartland. The dry farmed, unirrigated bush vines average 40 years of age and are set in soils of decomposed granite, mineral driven and full of delicious character.

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Glenelly Estate, Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Glass Collection (2014)

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
Geography: Western Cape, South Africa
Appellation: Stellenbosch

Glenelly Estate is located on the southern slopes of the Simonsberg in Stellenbosch.

Originally granted to a French Huguenot by Cape governor Simon van der Stel in the late
seventeenth century, It was purchased in 1865 by a British family, who ran the estate as
a fruit farm for 138 years. In 2003, a new chapter in the history of Glenelly began, when
the property was acquired by May-Eliane de Lencquesaing.

Inspired by antique glasses from May de Lencquesaing’s private collection, Glenelly’s Glass Collection celebrates the parallels between the art of making wine and the art of making glass. Both glass and fine wine come from poor soil, and just as the glassblower breathes life into glass, the winemaker’s love gives life to wine.

This charming Cabernet delivers a classic Bordeaux profile, with excellent structure, perfect balance and length. It flaunts complex flavors of black currant, cherry and dark chocolate, tinged with alluring herbs and spice.

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Kanonkop, Stellenbosch Pinotage (2015)

Geography: Western Cape, South Africa
Appellation: Stellenbosch
Features: Sustainable, Vegan

Kanonkop derives its name from the “kopje” (hill) from which a cannon was fired to alert surrounding farmers of trading ships stopping in Cape Town. This was some 300 years ago, but the farm continues to reverberate with the sounds of success achieved through their award-winning wines. Fourth generation estate proprietors, Johann and Paul Krige, have one simple aim: to maintain their “First Growth” status. And with wines such as their famous Pinotage and Paul Sauer consistently being recognized as some of the best reds on the market, their acclaim is well deserved.

Tasting Notes

Pinotage, a cross of Cinsaut and Pinot Noir, thrives in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa. Kanonkop has long been recognized as producing the benchmark for this varietal. Richly fruited with mouth-coating notes of red and black berries in a medium bodied style, this wine has good structure for ageing and avoids the astringency so commonly found with this particular grape variety.

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Organic Italian Wine Tasting @ il Vino Torchio!

Posted on January 12, 2018

Come to taste Mayor de Blasio’s favorite wine and others!
We will have open 3 wines from Italy:
A Pecorino white grape from Marche,
A Montepulciano from Abruzzo,
An Aglianico red grape from Campania
Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00pm
See below for full wine information:

Antica Tenuta Pietramore, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (2015)

Grape: Montepulciano
Geography: Abruzzo, Italy
Appellation: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Wine expresses a delicate equilibrium that harmonises the sky, the earth and mankind. Biodynamic agriculture, regard for the environment and the cyclical nature of life.

PRODUCTION AREA
Province of Chieti and Province of Teramo
TYPE OF LAND
of medium clay mixture and south-east exposure
VINIFICATION TECHNIQUE
hand-picked, pressing in the vat, maceration for 7/15 days at a controlled temperature of 24/26 degrees. Lowered by 15/20% so to obtain greater fullness, extract and color.
AGING
Aging in stainless steel tanks for at least 6 months and then 2 months in the bottle.
ORGANOLEPTIC CHARACTERISTICS
ruby red color with good intensity and tonality which goes towards garnet, with an intense and complex nose with floral notes of red roses, ripe red fruit, currants, blackberries and hints of light spiciness. In the immediate mouth there is an entrance. soft and quite tannic, sapid, with a final in the mouth and a definite nasal sensation complete and satisfying.

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Mustilli, Sannio Aglianico (2015)

Grape: Aglianico
Geography: Campania, Italy
Appellation: Sannio

VINIFICATION AND REFINEMENT Grape of the Pozzillo vineyard in the municipality of Sant’Agata dei Goti, selected and harvested by hand. Fermentation in steel at controlled temperature for about two weeks with subsequent malolactic fermentation. Aging in steel and a small part in French oak tonneaux for about 6 months. Aging in bottles for a minimum of 3 months.

COLOR Deep ruby red with violet reflections, very intense.

Intense, persistent bouquet of black and red fruit, sour cherry, black cherry and toasted spices, black pepper, myrtle.

TASTE dry, sapid, decidedly tannic, full, with hints of ripe fruit and spicy returns.

GASTRONOMIC COMBINATION We recommend pairing with soups, lasagne, rice sartù, grilled beef and chicken, soft cheeses.

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Ciu Ciu, Offida Pecorino Merlettaie (2015)

Grape: Pecorino
Geography: Marche, Italy
Appellation: Offida Pecorino

The lace workers of Offida weave together the threads, with precise and quick movement of their fingers. They are the last witnesses of a precious art of ancient origin… so it is the origin of Pecorino, a noble Italic, austere, harsh and strong grape’s variety, which has been confined for decades onto the bare and steep slopes of the Piceno Apennines. A few wine growers have recently rediscovered this wine thanks to their love and enthusiasm. Pecorino is rare, precious and able to exhale a strong personality recalling ethereal and persistent sensations, year after year. Its personality and strength are harmonically enhanced by fermentation in “noble” wood, a perfect example of the past combined with a new oenological knowledge.

Wine Production
the decanted must fermented in medium-sized oak barrels; where the wine is aged for approx 6 months with the lees of fermentation
Ageing
6 months in oak barrels
Refining
3 months in bottles
Organoleptic Characteristics
Colour deep straw-yellow Scent very intense and persistent, grassy and hawthorn blossoms aroma, with vanilla perfume Flavour fresh and sapid, agreeable and soft to the palate Alcohol content 13,5%
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New Year No Resolution Tasting @ il Vino Torchio!

Posted on January 5, 2018

Happy New Year everybody!

We have the first tasting of the year this Friday,

We will have open a white and a red from Portugal as well as a red from Rioja Spain!

Tasting time: 6:00 to 9:00pm

 See below for full wine information:

 

Gota Wine, Prunus Branco (2016)

Grapes: Encruzado, Bical, Malvasia Fina, and Cerceal Branco
Geography: Dão, Portugal
Appellation: Dão

Prunus white 2016

From the Dao DOC in North-Central Portugal, this is a blend of 50% Encruzado, 15% Bical, 15% Malvasia Fina, 15% Cerceal Branco and 5% other native varietals. It is grown on granite and schist soils, whole cluster pressed with indigenous, spontaneous fermentation and aged 6 months on the lees. The wine is floral and crisp with notes of apricot, peach, honey, and chamomile tea.
Serve chilled with seafood, fresh fish and creamy pasta

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Marques de Tomares, Rioja Excellence (2015)

Grape: Tempranillo
Geography: Rioja, Spain
Appellation: Rioja

Marquis of Tomares

It is a family winery, whose beginnings date back to 1910 when “The grandfather D. Román Montaña” began to devote himself to the elaboration and aging of wines, being the founder of a saga of master craftsmen in wines, nowadays it is his grandchildren who continue with great success this work.

Marqués de Tomares is located in Fuenmayor – under the Rioja Qualified Denomination of Origin, in the sub-zone of Rioja Alta, this being a town where historically it is characterized the great quality of its wines for the aging of wines.

Weather

Although small in size, the natural region of La Rioja has different climatic zones as a result of its geography; Atlantic, Atlantic-Mediterranean, which endows it with unique characteristics for the cultivation and elaboration of its wines.

Vineyard

Formed by centenary vines, cultivated with his grandfather Román, the saga of master winemakers continues to this day. “A family winery bequeathed with a lot of effort and work, which continues to produce high quality wines with success.”

Visual: Ruby red color of very intense layer, appreciating certain violet touches due to his youth, as well as light ocher rims due to his stay in oak barrels.
Olfactory Phase: The aroma is fruity accompanied by certain touches of vanilla, highlighting its persistence and long duration.
Gustatory Phase: In the mouth it highlights its great structure and complexity, remembering its freshness. On the way there is a great roundness due to its stay in the bottle, its aftertaste being very pleasant and of great intensity.
Pairing: This wine combines perfectly with cheeses, soft meats and blue fish.

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Gota Wine, Prunus Tinto (2015)

Grapes: Tinta Roriz and Alfrocheiro Preto
Geography: Dão, Portugal
Appellation: Dão
Prunus red 2015
From the Dao DOC in North-Central Portugal, this is a blend of 80% Jaen (same grape as Mencia in Spain, 10% Tinta Roriz (same grape as Tempranillo), 5% Alfrocheiro, and 5% other native varietals. Grown on granite soils, destemed, and whole cluster pressed with fermentation in stainless steel and cement tanks then aged 6-12 months in barrel. It is medium bodied with bright cherry and berry fruit notes and smooth tannins.
Delicious with poultry and pork dishes.
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